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Run to End Poverty Committee Member
Engineers Without Borders Canada

On Bus Route Wheelchair Accessible Free Parking Available

Urgency: High

Number of volunteers needed: 10

Minimum Age: 19

Work Location: Sault St. Marie - Chamber Chase International Marathon

Police Check: Not Required

Reference Check: Not Required

Vehicle: Not Required

Smoking: Permitted

Language(s): English

Sector(s): Other

Work Type(s): Board/Commitee Work
Event Organization and Related Assistance

Duties: Committee members will work together to bring the Run to End Poverty to the city of Sault St. Marie. Within this committee, there are a number of positions available: Event Co-Leads: planning, coordination, execution, team health, being contact point with EWB National Office) Relationship and Fundraising Leads: building relationships with runners, tracking fundraising goals, provide fundraising support Communications Coordinator: newsletters and social media, tracking updates and announcements relevant to runners, working with national communication strategy Recruitment and Marketing Leads: designing and executing on local recruitment strategy, detailing recruitment goals/strategy within local demographics, local marketing strategy, effective utilization of materials provided from National Planning Committee Community Partnership Lead: acquiring and maintaining relationships with prospective community running teams (coffee shops, municipal offices, athletic groups etc) Corporate Partnership Lead: acquiring and maintaining relationships with prospective corporate teams (engineering companies, etc) Committee Health Lead: watching over team health, energy, morale and trust, creating opportunities for team bonding. Finance and Administrative/Logistics Lead: tracking overall numbers against targets, coordinating shipments of resources from EWB National Office, ongoing logistics (meeting spaces, meeting minutes, document sharing etc) Pre-Race Event Leads: planning runner socials, training events, t-shirt pickups and pre-race dinner Race Day Leads: volunteer recruitment/training and coordination, developing R2EP presence on race day, ensuring runners are prepared (race kits, t-shirts etc)

Skills Expected: Event Co-Leads: Excellent management capacity, strong interpersonal skills Relationship and Fundraising Leads: Outgoing, strong communicator, strong interpersonal skills Communications Coordinator: social media savvy, able or willing to learn MailChimp service, strong writing abilities Recruitment and Marketing Leads: Creative, outgoing, strong interpersonal skills Community Partnership Leads: Outgoing, strong interpersonal skills, values community, highly organized Corporate Partnership Leads: Outgoing, strong interpersonal skills, values community, highly organized Community Health Lead: Good listener, values community, highly organized Finance, Administrative/Logistics Lead: attention to detail, highly organized Pre-Race Event Leads: Highly organized, attention to detail, enjoys building community Race Day Lead: Highly organized, attention to detail, excellent management capacity

Orientation: A member from the R2EP National Planning Committee will come to Sault St Marie to run a one day retreat on a day that works for all committee members. The contact from National Office will then be available for ongoing support over the course of the planning period.

Training: There is no concrete training provided (aside from a 1 day retreat) but the National Planning Committee has put together a comprehensive "How-to" Guide for planning the Run to End Poverty.

Benefits: By joining a race planning committee, you will get the chance to be part of this nationwide movement, and develop your own leadership and event planning skills. With extensive support from EWB’s national office and R2EP national planning committee, you’ll be equipped with all of the resources, information and guidance needed to effectively bring R2EP to your city.

Car Required: No
Start Date: 05/27/2013
End Date: Ongoing
Time Commitment: 4+ hours per week
for 6 days.
Time of Day: Variable Time Schedule
Day(s) Needed: No Specific Days
Season(s): Spring
Contact: Tyler Blacquiere
Phone: 416-820-8331
Email: tylerblacquiere@ewb.ca

312 Adelaide Street W, #302
Toronto, ON
M5V 1R2